Meir Mizrachi, Adv.
Dorit Binyamini, Adv. & CPA
Shay Berger, Adv.
Yoni Cohen, Adv.
Efrat Rosianski, Adv.
Shlomi Vaknin, Adv. & C.P.A.
Efrat Solomon, Adv.
Tali Yehoshua, Adv.
Ronit Barzilay, Adv.
Maya Carmi, Adv.
Miri Tennenbaum, Adv.
Maya Reshef, Adv.
Saleh Abu Elassal, Adv. and CPA
Rael Sheinvald, Adv.
Sharon Weizman, Adv.
Michal Ben Yehuda, Adv.
Adi Kimel, Adv.
Roni Mula, Adv.
Eitan Riklin, Adv.
Itai Gabai, Adv.
Chaya Zilberberg Adv.
Rachel Raz Biron, Adv.
Dorit Hertzberg Adv.
Orly Blau, Adv & CPA
Service and Professionalism
Counsel provided by the Firm is subject to the highest professional standards, all the while quickly and efficiently. The Firm knows how to combine its extensive business acumen with taxation expertise and professionalism. Its extensive knowledge and experience in the various tax spheres provide its clients a significant advantage as examining the transaction is approached through a comprehensive and in-depth view.
The Firm earned its reputation for reliability and professionalism in the business community and serves as the go-to professional firm for various law firms, accountants, real estate appraisers, and tax consultants, who require assistance in planning taxation and deal structures and discussions tax authorities. The Firm regularly appears in the directories that rank leading international tax law firms. Chambers & Partners, a leading tax directory, wrote–”The Firm Was Praised As An Extremely Successful Real Estate Tax Boutique.”
Real Estate Taxation
The Firm counsels on the tax aspects of many of Israel’s real estate transactions such as combination deals, exchange transactions, urban renewal projects (TAMA 38 and evacuation-reconstruction), purchase groups, rights sale transactions for building and shifting building rights (the Firm serves as tax consultant for the Tel Aviv Municipality on preservation plans), call option and put option deals for real estate rights, sale of apartments with building rights, taxation aspects of amalgamating land, and supporting projects for companies holding real estate.
Value Added Tax
The Firm advises for transactions and ventures and provides representation in criminal and civil proceedings in various judicial instances. The VAT Department specializes in representing clients before the Tax Authority and the offices of the VAT Director in all assessment procedures, including obtaining prior approvals for transactions and prepares written professional opinions on various issues related to VAT liability.
The VAT department is headed by Adv. Shai Berger (former director of the VAT professional department) and Advocate (C.P.A.) Shlomi Vaknin (former deputy director of the VAT professional department).
The Firm advises on selected income tax matters stressing the interface between Income Tax and Real Estate Taxation Law: offsetting losses, spreading payments, changing structures in real estate holdings, including liquidating companies, and transferring real estate to individuals, and vice versa – transferring real estate from individuals to companies, mergers and divestures, contractors tax, and real estate financing agreements. The department is headed by Dorit Binyamini Adv. (C.P.A.), a former Tax Authority senior employee.
The Firm operates a highly professional and skilled litigation department providing professional support to clients in all legal proceedings with appeals committees, district courts, and the Supreme Court on betterment tax, betterment levies, VAT, and income tax.
The Firm’s clients include Israel’s largest and most prestigious organizations and companies such as Shikun & Binui, Azorim, Migdal insurance, Allied Group, Tel Aviv Municipality, Ashdod Municipality, Rishon Le’Zion Municipality, Ramat Gan Municipality, Acro Real Estate, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Histadrut-Hevrat Ha’Ovdim, BIG Shopping Centers Group, Africa Israel Residences, Israel Airports Authority, Shapir Group, Cross-Israel Highway, Mizrahi Tefahot Bank, Bank Hapoalim, Minrav, Israel Rail, Israel Electric and many more. The Firm also serves as a tax consultant to the Israel Consumers Council, the Contractors Association, and the Real Estate Appraisers Association.
Pro Bono Work
Meir Mizrahi & Co. is one of Israel’s leading firms in pro bono activities and donates its professional experience in taxation to non-profit organizations. The Firm understands the great importance of philanthropy as well as the contribution to the community. The Firm assists in taxation for the needy and has established S.M.L. Association for Tax Advice to provide tax consultancy to those who cannot afford it. The Firm was chosen by the Israel Bar Association as a leader in pro-bono.
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